'''Connecticut''' (, )
is the southernmost state in the region of the United States
known as New England
. Connecticut is also often grouped into the area known as the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut). It is bordered by Rhode Island
to the east, Massachusetts
to the north, New York
to the west, and Long Island Sound
to the south. Its capital city is Hartford, Connecticut|Hartford
, and its most populous city is Bridgeport, Connecticut|Bridgeport
. The state is named after the Connecticut River
, a major U.S. river that approximately bisects the state. The word is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian languages|Algonquian
word for "long tidal river."
Connecticut is the List of U.S. states and territories by area|third smallest
state by area,
[http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/cph-2-1.pdf "Table 18.
Area Measurements: 2010;... ]